Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Straight Ticket Voting

Andy WarhololBanty rooster & loose cannon free agent Joe Walsh refuses to let go of the pause button on his 15 minutes of fame. According to NBC Chicago ...
Former Congressman Joe Walsh's (it feels great to type that) campaign for Senate or governor begins next Wednesday at 7 p.m., at Blackie's restaurant, 755 S. Clark St. That's when and where Walsh will address a meeting of the Chicago Tea Party. Nobody expected the right-wing motormouth to shut up after he was defeated by Tammy Duckworth on Nov. 6.
Joe Walsh To Address Chicago Tea Party
Everyone wants to know if and which office Walsh is going to run for in 2014. His decision will significantly impact the plans of other ambitious Republican candidates farther down the political food-chain. Your LakeCountyEye fully expects to see Lake County Board Chair Aaron Lawlor (or his ops) among the attendees at the Walsh soiree. What's it called when you find yourself playing understudy to someone who plays it fast & loose with his allotted 15 minutes of fame? Sloppy seconds. Hee hee.

The public sector pensioners at the McHenryCountyBlog are betting that Walsh decides to run for Governor. They are so sure of it that their blog is already trying to out the one Republican who could beat Walsh in a Gubernatorial primary:
There is one Republican who voted for civil unions while State Senator. Not gay marriage, granted, but close. He's State Treasurer and former State Rep. and Senator Dan Rutherford.
Did Joe Walsh Separate Himself from Dan Rutherford on Gay Rights?
For the record, Dan Rutherford is not gay. That's what he told the Illinois Review ...
I interviewed Rutherford and when I asked him what he referred to as "The Question." He had heard the same rumors over the years and was eager to answer it publicly. Indeed, Rutherford told me directly, "No, I am not gay."
Always Right: Rutherford, Schock and the sexualization of Illinois politics
This may be disappointing news to Lake County Board Chair Aaron Lawlor, who is rumored to be eyeing the governor's seat. Despite everything, Dan Rutherford remains an honorary Lake County Republican.

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